Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Fry’

Stephen Fry explains how GPS and the Internet work

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Writer, broadcaster and National Treasure™ Stephen Fry has struck again. The ubiquitous luvvie revealed the depths of his technical understanding on the the panel show QI XL, the self-styled “home of highbrow know-how”.

First, GPS. How does that work, Stephen?

“You send a signal from your GPS device,” he explained. “You’ve got to be at least three, usually four or five satellites – that receive your signal. And the difference in time it takes to get from one satellite to the other to the other, which is milliseconds, allows them to calculate your position to within 10 metres.”

That’s amazing.
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Stephen Fry chucks cash at hopeless browser plugin

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Stephen Fry’s reputation as a technology expert has taken another dent. The ubiquitous luvvie has invested in Pushnote, a commenting system for websites. “Makes the web one big democratic comment platform,” Fry tweeted.

It’s actually a social network – but one that’s parasitic on other sites.

There’s just one catch.
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